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United Nations atlas maps risks from earthquakes worldwide

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Marco Pagani is mistaken in claiming that the Global Earthquake Model’s seismic-hazard map is “the first major global effort of its kind since 1999” (see Nature http://doi.org/gfn5hr; 2018). The United Nations Global Assessment Report’s atlas ‘Unveiling Global Disaster Risk’, launched during the UN conference on International Strategy for Disaster Reduction in Cancun, Mexico, in May 2017, also assessed seismic hazards worldwide (see go.nature.com/2rn4v6a).

The UN Atlas covers 216 countries and territories, and uses a multi-hazard probabilistic approach (Global Risk Model) to assess hazards, including risk from earthquakes, for 2013, 2015 and 2017.

Nature 566, 182 (2019)

doi: 10.1038/d41586-019-00552-9
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